When Football Stadiums Attack - Page #1
 

Author: Emily Dixon, DO
Co Author #1: Emily Dixon, DO
Editor: Kristin Abbott, MD

Patient Presentation:
Two female students hit their heads on the concrete steps, one male student presented with a Right wrist injury, 8-12 students presented with superficial abrasions and one deep laceration.

History:
While covering a high school football game, the student section of the home team rail collapsed while being filmed by a local news station.Case Photo #1, Case Photo #2 Approximately 20 students fell about 4-5 feet through the railing onto concrete or steps. The railing did not fall completely to the ground, but was instead suspended by the stairs going up the student section. Immediately, the PCSM fellow, Orthopedic physician and I responded and were able to triage the injuries. Several medical personnel from the stands and the on field EMTs assisted in care.

Physical Exam:
-Two female students hit their heads on the concrete steps. Both were disoriented and slightly altered with palpable hematomas on the occiput. They did not have parents/guardians present and were immediately sent to the hospital by squad

-One male student presented with a Right wrist injury, with distal radius tenderness and mild Colles deformity and was transferred to the hospital

-About 8-12 students presented with superficial abrasions, and one deep laceration

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